PRE-CAMP NEWS
Winter Camp XIV - 1990


WINTER CAMP XIV NEWS
PRE-CAMP EDITION
VOLUME 1


Jeff Rand, Publisher

14th ANNUAL WINTER CAMP APPROACHES

Members of the Mahican Chapter, Order of the Arrow will make their annual rendezvous with winter adventure by dominating the landscape of Beaver Creek at D-A Scout Ranch on December 27-31, 1991.

While the cost of Winter Camp at $27.27 has lagged behind inflation, the program continues to improve. Winter Camp is a culinary delight and because many foods are prepared from scratch, an outstanding and sometimes unusual menu is prepared at budget prices.

Winter Camp provides a blend of traditional activities and new events, many of which are unique. Winter Camp XIV will present an activity program less structured than in recent years. Although several events are a definite part of the program, equipment and materials will be on hand to engage in many others, as interests and conditions dictate.

WINTER CAMP LOGO DEBUTS

After almost endless debate a Winter Camp logo has been developed. The logo, which captures the traditional unconventionality of Winter Camp, will be used on official documents and souvenir items. This year Winter Campers will receive a custom printed notebook binder to contain their Winter Camp Manual.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

One of the new concepts for Winter Camp XIV is for each individual to provide one special mini activity. The idea being that at each meal one or two people will present special displays, demonstrations, or short activities. This may be a current hobby or some interest to explore.

You may pick your own idea, but preparation is important. Some current ideas include: "What's that smell?", glowing pickle demonstration, use of an abacus, miniature hot air balloons, origami, safe cracking or puzzle solving, and a demonstration of a radio made from natural materials.

WORD HAS IT

That a coin slot will be installed on the Winter Camp toilet paper dispenser

That Little Ozzie has a new pizza dough recipe

That the Beaver Creek urinal will be working for the first time

That a new playing field has been prepared for four-way volleyball

WINTER CAMP LEADERSHIP

Serving as the guru (director) is Lou Pezet, a chapter officer and Scout from Troop 842, who has three previous Winter Camps under his belt. The infinite wisdom (adviser) is Michael Osvath of Lincoln Park. Mr. Osvath has attended thirteen previous Winter Camps and is employed as computer technician for EDS.

Three additional youth members will be supporting the guru as his minors: Dave Woods, Ricky Greenwell, and Joe Hall.

At least seven additional adults will be present to assure a safe, but enjoyable experience. The members of the adviser corps are all employed in professional positions and have a total of 91 previous Winter Camp experiences.

PERSONAL PREPARATIONS

Each member attending Winter Camp will want to be prepared for this most unique event. Winter Camp is a universe of its own; all who attend do so both in mind and spirit. Mental preparedness for a step into another world is as important as having the proper physical effects.

Physical items to bring to Winter Camp XIV include: several changes of winter clothing, extra socks (can get wet easily), boots, warm jacket or parka, toilet articles and towel, flashlight, and Scout uniform. Special needs to support activities include: hammer & work gloves, Hawaiian clothing, Mexican adornments, poker chips, stick for snake hockey and a 25 identical items for the genius contest (paper clips, marbles, rubber bands, etc.)

WINTER CAMP PRESS EXPANDS

Besides the daily publication of the Winter Camp News, the Winter Camp press will offer two new books.

The Book of Origins - compiled by Steve Donohue explains how many of the Winter Camp traditions came into being.

The Winter Camp Book of Lists edited by Jeff Rand and Doug Wilson is an ever expanding compendium of the various interests of Winter Campers.

SEE YOU AT WINTER CAMP

Come to Winter Camp and enjoy reading your daily newspaper. With our insightful reporting and regular columns such as "Ask the Beast" and "Gastronomic Delights" we know you'll want to read every issue. Winter Camp promises to be the most exciting ever.

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